Parish Toolkit

What are vocations

What are vocations

What are Vocations and Why are They Important? A vocation within the Catholic faith is more than a career or occupation. It is the experience of God encountering an individual and revealing to that person how they were created to be loved by Him, serve the kingdom of...

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How to Use This Toolkit

How to Use This Toolkit

How to Use This Toolkit This toolkit is designed to help a parish establish or expand a parish-wide vocations ministry. Ideally the pastor of a parish selects an individual or small group of individuals to create a Parish Vocation Enrichment Team that is dedicated to...

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How to Use This Toolkit

Introduction to Our Parish Toolkit

Introduction to Our Parish Toolkit “When Jesus saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the...

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Altar Server Coordinators

Altar Server Coordinators

Altar Server Coordinators Eight out of ten priests were also altar servers. Service at the altar is also frequently in the background of women who later enter religious life. This service allows young people to participate more actively in the mystery of the...

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Parish Groups

Parish Groups

Parish Groups Parishioners participate more fully in the life of the parish through their involvement in parish groups. A parish that seeks to encourage vocations and create an atmosphere that nurtures them can establish a policy that each group includes at least one...

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The Role of Youth Faith Formation or Volunteer

The Role of Youth Faith Formation or Volunteer

The Role of Youth Faith Formation or Volunteer What can I Do? Provide opportunities for students to encounter vocations as a group Assemble boys by age group or class to have a screening of a vocations-themed video Invite parish clergy to come to the faith formation...

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Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Youth and Young Adult Ministries Youth and young adult ministries provide middle and high school students and young adults a key place to grow in their relationship with the Lord and discern their vocation. Ministering to these age groups includes assisting them in...

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Families and Parents

Families and Parents

Families and Parents Vocations do not grow on trees, they grow in homes. Priests and Religious are also sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. It is within the family that sons and daughters learn that they can trust God and His plan for their lives. In the family...

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Pastors and Parish Priests

Pastors and Parish Priests

Pastors and Parish Priests Priests inspire future priests. It is the example and invitation of a priest that is the single greatest tool for promoting vocations to the priesthood. Priestly fatherhood can also provide women discerning religious life with a safe place...

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